Teresa Stivers is executive director of Walden Family Services, a private, San Diego-based foster care and adoption provider.
May is Foster Care Month and while the month is winding down, the foster care crisis in our community stays with us all year. On any given day, 3,500 children are living in foster care in San Diego County. These children have suffered abuse and neglect and their families have been torn apart. Some children enter the foster care system and stay for a short time; others never leave until they come of age.